Local residents are invited to get ready to burn some calories before heading to their Thanksgiving Day feast. Byron Park District will host the 10th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run on Thursday, Nov. 22.

This run will be approximately a 5K distance and take place on the Byron School Grounds. Runners will not be allowed to use any timepieces.

Day of registration will be from 7 to 7:45 a.m., with the race beginning promptly at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, plus you’ll save $5 on the entry fee by doing so.

Awards for overall male and female will be presented 15-20 minutes following race. One lucky runner will take home the Best Dressed Golden Turkey Award and a gift card to buy some new running gear. Turkeys will be awarded to the top finishers who are closest to guessing their race time.

Registration is available online at www.runsignup.com. For additional information or questions, contact Race Director, Renita Krusey at 815-234-8435.